Smartmedia Card Error

  Wirral Bagpuss 21:47 28 Aug 2003

I have a friend who has a digi camera. The camera is fine but the smartmedia card is not. Keeps saying error on card, how does he wipe the card to be used again? or is it a lost cause?

  jakedawe 21:59 28 Aug 2003

Suppose he could try formatting the card, or take it back to where he got it from.

  hssutton 22:27 28 Aug 2003

Reformat it, preferable in camera. Cards can and do go wrong. as a last resort if he has a card reader format it using win 98 or in Xp format as "fat" only.

  rins36 22:50 28 Aug 2003

Wipe the contact area with a soft dry cloth

Hope this helps

  mikef. 22:53 28 Aug 2003

Has he had this message since buying the card, if so it's probably faulty, I had the same problem once. The other thing could be has he deleted the card by using the computer as this can cause problems and the card should only be deleted in the camera, if so reformatting in the camera can solve the problem.

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